Royal George memorabilia – Copper kettle
HMS Royal George sank off Spithead in 1782. It was one of the most calamitous accidents in British maritime history. At least 800 people lost their lives. Most of the cannon and some of her timbers were salvaged before the wreck was blown up to clear the access to Portsmouth Harbour. Much of the salvaged goods were re-purposed. Some of the cannons were melted down to form the base of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. Relics from the ship also became popular and ranged from coins and snuff boxes to long case clocks and treen.
Kettle made from copper from the wreck of HMS Royal George.
Both sides are engraved with depictions of the disaster.
The handle is inscribed with ‘M & R Wright 1843’ while the handle of the lid is engraved with ‘Red hot’.
The kettle has not been polished in order to preserve the natural patina that reflects its age.
19cm tall (inc. raised handle); 14cm wide, 22cm long from spout to end of handle.
(7.5in x 5.5in x 9in)
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|Dimensions||35 × 20 × 24 cm|